Thousands of enzymes are constantly at work in your body behind the scenes. These biologically active proteins facilitate chemical reactions that all of your cells, organs and tissues need for everyday bodily functions — such as breathing, digestion, metabolism and more. Nothing happens in your body without enzymes. All of those enzymes act like scissors, cutting up and breaking down specific foods and compounds so your body can use them more effectively and efficiently.
In your digestive system, your salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, liver and small intestine produce and secrete digestive enzymes to break down food into nutrients.
To completely convert food into nutrients that can be well-absorbed, your body needs steady supplies of those digestive enzymes.
The body requires a sufficient amount of digestive enzymes to break down a meal — and sometimes there’s just not enough. That could be due to age, lifestyle or personal habits, an inherited genetic deficiency (like lactose intolerance) or simply overdoing it on occasion. Sometimes, your body needs a little help. That’s where digestive enzyme supplements come in.
Partially undigested food leads to fermentation in the gut, resulting in uncomfortable digestive symptoms like bloating, gas, indigestion and even constipation or diarrhea. Supplementing with digestive enzymes helps counteract incomplete digestion — and prevent the symptoms associated with enzyme insufficiency. It also increases energy (since less is diverted toward digestion) and absorption of vital nutrients to help you get the most out of every meal.
Imagine you need to make change for a parking meter. Think of macronutrients (fats, proteins, carbohydrates and fibers) as a dollar bill. It has more than enough value, but for you to avoid a parking ticket and feed the meter, you need to “break” that dollar. Think of enzymes as change. Without those quarters, dimes and such, you have no way to pay the parking meter. The same thing happens in your digestive system.
When you eat a meal, if you lack adequate digestive enzymes, your body can’t fully break down those nutrients into their building blocks. It also can’t make use of the micronutrients locked inside – and can’t keep that food moving through your GI tract at an optimal speed. This is what can lead to digestive complaints like gas, bloating, premature fullness and nausea.
Optimal digestion, complete with sufficient digestive enzymes, can mean the difference between feeling great after a meal and feeling sluggish, tired or bloated. Digestive enzyme supplements like ours can help you feel like yourself again!
Digestion takes energy. Processed foods require less energy but provide less nutrition – and those quick snacks, freezer meals and treats don’t deliver naturally occurring enzymes. Whole and unprocessed foods, which are packed with fiber and still in the form nature intended, require more energy and effort. Enter enzymes. Since they specialize in optimizing digestion, you can use less energy to break down food and assimilate the nutrients found within.
The secret to our potency is in our Thera-blend enzymes like amylase, lipase, cellulase and protease, which break down complex foods like proteins, carbohydrates, dairy, fats and fibers – even for larger meals!*
Enzymedica's proprietary Thera-blend™ technology means that the enzymes found in our supplements will work in the critical pH ranges naturally found throughtout the digestive system. When other brands’ enzyme formulas may fall short due to limited activity in the most important pH, ours are formulated to be effective!*
Thera-blend™ technology ensures our enzymes work where they’re needed.*
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Quality enzymes don’t list measurements solely by weights (such as milligrams or grams).
Enzymes need to be measured by activity levels, using unique standards for each type.
To test enzyme activity units, we use the internationally recognized standard called the Food Chemical Codex. This is a collection of standards for the purity and identity of food ingredients. Each type of enzyme has its own FCC unit activity abbreviation.
Quality enzymes should list the number of units, not their weight. No exceptions!
If a supplement doesn’t list the enzyme activity units of every single enzyme, you’re wasting your money.
Digestive enzymes are named based on their function. They typically end in -ase. For example, lactase breaks down lactose, protease breaks down protein and lipase breaks down lipids (fat).
Digestion is a complicated, systematic process that begins even before you take your first bite of food. When you smell something delicious and your mouth waters, your salivary glands are kicking off digestion. Saliva offers more than moisture; it also delivers your first round of digestive enzymes to help you start to break down food by chewing it. From there, different macronutrients are digested at different stages, with the help of the stomach, small intestine, pancreas and liver.
These enzymes convert carbohydrates into sugars. The body uses sugar (glucose) for energy, which is in fact the only source of fuel for your brain. A shortage of these enzymes means undigested carbohydrates end up fermenting farther along in your GI tract. If you’ve ever baked bread, you know what happens during that process – gas and bloating. While that’s helpful for getting dough to rise, it’s less than ideal for your gut.
These enzymes help break down dietary fat, as well as fat-soluble nutrients (i.e., vitamins A, D, E and K; omega-3 and other fatty acids). Without adequate enzymes, your body can’t unlock the power of these nutrients, which play important roles in immune, bone, brain and cardiovascular health.
These are enzymes that dismantle proteins into their building blocks, or amino acids. Proteases help remove dead and dying cells, tissues and protein-based toxins, and they unlock the amino acids necessary for building healthy muscle mass. They are also crucial for cognitive support and cellular regeneration, which we explain in “Why Enzymes?” Undigested proteins go to waste, which can lead to bloating, cramping, nausea and even toxicity.
This enzyme breaks down cellulose, or fiber. Unlike others, cellulase comes from the microflora in your gut. It’s not made by your body itself. Without adequate cellulase – due to an imbalanced microbiome – your body isn’t able to make full use of fiber and the phytochemicals found in fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains and other plants. i.e., vitamins A, D, E and K; omega-3 and other fatty acids).
At Enzymedica, the leading brand of digestive enzyme supplements in America, we offer exceptional solutions for natural digestive health and wellness.
Every one of our products is uniquely formulated to be as efficacious as possible. No one understands enzymes like we do, thanks to our unprecedented, independent scientific research into enzymes and other natural ingredients. We always scour the planet to source the finest ingredients, and we never use artificial fillers or excipients – ever. That’s part of our commitment to purity and efficacy.
For over 20 years, Enzymedica has made great health easy for everyone, with natural digestive health and wellness products that are clean, sustainable and effective.
Regardless of an individual’s symptom or health goal, our products are formulated to meet the same stringent standards, using the finest ingredients on the planet backed by the most advanced scientific research.
Our ever-evolving portfolio of products aims to serve new and long-term consumers, for their current digestive concerns as well as future systemic and symptomatic needs.*
With every Enzymedica product you purchase, you’re making a difference for your health — as well as for people and planet. Your support allows our independently owned company to support these and other incredible causes.
In our biggest partnership, we’re helping plant new coral and rebuild the Great Florida Barrier Reef. The world’s third largest reef system has declined by 90% over the last three decades due to climate change, disease and more. When you buy a bottle of Aqua Biome Omega-3 Fish Oils, we donate $1 to Mote’s Coral Restoration Program.
We fund next-generation research on enzymes and digestion at the Roskamp Institute, a non-profit laboratory founded by the scientists credited for discovering the genetic cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
We strongly support advocacy programs for women and putting an end to sexual assault, domestic abuse and human trafficking.
We founded the Autism Hope Alliance, the first such non-profit in the natural products industry. We’ve donated over $1 million to causes in autism.
To stand against animal testing, we helped launch the dietary supplement category on the group’s cruelty cutter app.
Helping save lives and changing the conversation revolving around mental health supports our core mission.
We’re honored to have won so many awards – from consumers who trust us, retailers who carry our products and health professionals who recommend us.
We’re LEED Gold Certified, ensuring we take every step possible to be environmentally conscious.
We’re Carbon Neutral Certified, offsetting all facility, manufacturing and travel emissions and more.
Our facility is built of recycled steel, to withstand Florida hurricanes and be environmentally conscious.
113 solar roof panels generate all power for Enzymedica HQ.
We only use Green Seal Certified® agents used for cleaning and maintenance to protect the air we breathe.
We’re independently certified by NSF international, a third-party Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) organization.
We’re the first supplement brand to earn the Clean Label Project™ certification.
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